ALL AFRICA REPORT: The first ever Judiciary pray day was observed at the Supreme Court of The Gambia's building in Banjul yesterday, 13th of January 2011.
The idea to start 2011 with reflections and prayers was initiated by the Chief Justice of The Gambia, Emmanuel Akomaye Agim. The Judiciary dedicated the day to offering prayers and conducting lectures on the theme: "What Islam and Christianity expect of a Judge in the discharge of his/her duties."The Judiciary deemed it necessary to start the 2011 by saying thanks to the Almighty God for all what they [the Judiciary] achieved in 2010 and offered prayers for the achievement of similar success in 2011.
Two renowned preachers, Dr. Abubakar A. Senghore, dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of The Gambia (UTG) and Rev. Father Peter Jammeh, a Parish Priest of the Sacred Heart Parish Catholic Church of Bansang, in the Central River Region, gave lectures on the theme.
The lecture was characterised by question and answer session and was attended by all the Judges, Cadis, Magistrates, Industrial Tribunal Members, Members of the Children's Court, Judicial officials and some other invited guests. The occasion was chaired by the Judicial Secretary, John Belford.